LPN's in Rehab

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    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
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    I'm an RN in Rehab but I work with a lot of LPN's and they rock! At our facility there are a few duties they can't perform- can't do Charge (no regrets there, so I'm told), push IV meds, be on the code team or initiate blood transfusion ( but can monitor after initial assessment period).
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    hi mel!
    I worked Inpatient Rehab for about 2 years as an LPN... basically, my responsibilities were that of any other Staff LPN in the hospital... no initial assessment, no IVP's, no initiating of blood/blood products, or first dose of antibiotics...(its an assessment issue)


    hope this helps
    -Cashew
    Last edit by CashewLPN on Jun 17, '05
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    I work inpatient as a RN. We have lots of LPNs, and all of the above is true for our facility. LPNs assume full responsibility for their patients, meds, treatments, cath, bowel program, checking (not noting) orders,... The really awesome thing they are doing is patient and family teaching. They teach catherization, bowel programs, dressing changes, really anything except giving IV medications to the families and/or patient. I often find my LPN has a superb relationship with the patient and family since they care for fewer patients. I include them in on every phase of discharge planning.
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    Quote from mel82
    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
    I am an LPN and I work in rehab in a rehab hospital. I do everything the RN's do with the exception of being charge or hanging blood. I can do all the assessments, pass all the meds, do the IV's and central lines, and I have the same patient load as the RN's.
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    I am an LPN in rehab and I do all the RN's do , I work in a school that rehab's students and teaches them a trade to provide for themselves. We do not keep students if they are in need for IV or anything but we do treatments, draw blood, give meds, careplans, assessments.
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    I am an LVN in an acute inpatient rehab. Like everyone else has said, I do just about everything. I cannot do initial assesments, initiate blood or be in charge. I have been told by some charge nurses they would rather work with me than some RNs. But I also have 24 years of expeience.
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    Ditto what everyone else said but also our LPN's can't take verbal orders.
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    Quote from mel82
    Hello,
    I wanted to know if any of you rehab nurses are LPNs and what your duties are within the rehab setting.
    Thanks
    I work on a rehab floor for Active Duty soldier's at the VA hospital. They are soldier' shurt in Iraq and stateside. I love it. The soldier's are mad cool.
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    Hmm... now, a year later, I"m still an LPN, back to my rehab roots...

    I work sub acute rehab... I do just about everything... (I work in a non-hospital skilled nursing environment... aka, nursing home, but its a really big nursing home)

    We work with large amounts of LPN's... its maybe 2-1 lpn to rn...

    but, we all work together so that the work can get done.

    --Cashew


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